The relentless black dogs of depression overwhelmed our Saila V and despite her valiant two year struggle she succumbed to the torture of mental illness.
It is not only a tremendous loss to family and friends but to the Earth as well, as she was a very conscientious steward of the Earth.
Saila had a formidable intellect achieving “straight A’s” all through all levels of school and earning a Diploma in Technology in Environment Science from Camosun College, a Bachelor of Science of Environmental Technologies from Royal Roads University with Honours, and her Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Victoria.
She had a varied career in government at both the provincial and municipal levels and was very respected by her peers for her skills and accomplishments.
Saila was predeceased by her identical twin, Mariah in 2005, and sister Sabrita in 1975.
She is survived by her two sisters Christine Wilson, and Darci Iannuccilli and nieces Malia and Kiana in Montana.
She will be missed by her partner Adam Glen in Ucluelet; her father Ralph Hull in Sooke; her mother Katie Stewart in Duncan; her young cousins Tyra, Sierrah, and Georiana in Duncan; plus many Stewart relatives in Duncan, Surrey, and the Ottawa area; and Adam’s family, Heather and Pat Corbett and Sarah Glen of Vernon; and her legion of beloved friends.
A celebration of Saila’s life and reception will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, the 18th of December at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort at 6929 West Coast Road in Sooke.
Please dress for the weather because after the reception we will attend a marine ceremonial at Ralph’s home and wharf at Sooke Ocean Resort at 6669 Horne Road in Sooke.
We are very grateful for the years we had Saila and her sisters in our lives, but it won’t be the same.
Such a terrible loss to everybody but her spirit and expertise will carry on forever. Thumbs up, OK ~ Saila V.